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Resistance Bands for Muscle Tone

Posted by Heather J.

What looks like a giant rubber band, provides resistance for strength training and is easy to travel with?

Resistance bands are an inexpensive, convenient, and effective way to tone muscles without having to go to a gym. To firm up a few prominent regions, try these exercises:

Bicep Curl: To prepare, lay band on the floor and stand on the middle of it. Pick up one end in each hand. Straighten your arms by your side, palms forward. Raise your hands—bending at elbow—until palms face your shoulders.

Squat: Prepare the same as the bicep curl, with feet hip-width apart on the band. Lower your body, bending at the knees, as if sitting in a chair.

Chest Press: Wrap center of band around a solid post or rail. Face away from the post and grab one end of band in each hand. Position arms so elbows are back and hands are beside your chest. Push hands forward until arms are extended.

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